Thidius + Malika @ TRC
Total Refreshment Centre, London
Friday, 24 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm - Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 at 2:00am
Big hitters of the South East London scene Thidius (electronic soul) and Malika Collective (afro latin future jazz) hit the legendary Stoke Newington warehouse Total Refreshment Centre 7-2am Friday Nov24th, with Conrad celebrating his birthday behind the decks along with TRC DJs ~ both bands have regularly smashed it at events like brilliant jazz orientated festival Brainchild, now it's time for them to bring their thing to TRC to get hips swinging and butts shaking north of the river!
Early bird tickets only a fiver, and any skint artist types with little income can pay a fiver on the door (only if really necessary please, we've got lots of lovely musicians to pay!) Otherwise £8 adv/£10 otd
This powerful and explosive five piece manage to deliver strong melodic melodies and collected songs with an interesting and cohesive Pop twist. With a wide variety of influences, including African music, Folk, Soul, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Electro, Hip Hop and more... This outfit infuses dreamy chord sequences, exciting guitar riffs with groovy percussive backing, creating a captivating, inspiring and modern mix of music.
Malika Collective was born out of a jam session and collaboration between George Risk (Guitarist and Band Leader) and Ru Lemer (Keyboards and Engineer). With the addition of bass player composer and arranger Dave O'Brien and 2 drum kit players, Harry Pope and Peter Hill the bare bones of the outfit was formed. A 4 piece horn section and soulful lead vocalist Jordan Phaorah complete the line up.
The musicians draw from a wide range of styles including Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afro beat, Motown, Hip Hop, Samba, Bossa Nova, producing a modern fusion of these genres with a psychedelic edge.
With their debut EP to be released early next year you can expect to see them on next years festival circuit. Expect fast ranging tempos and strong back beats all with the aim of making you dance the night away.
DJs: CONRAD (on his birthday!) + TRC DJs
Total Refreshment Centre , Unit 2a Foulden road , London